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We're using sock_sendmsg() to send from an embedded kernel module. Throughput is a big concern. Does sock_sendmsg() only return AFTER transmitting the data? Or, does it copy the data to ...
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    Does sock_sendmsg() buffer or block?


    We're using sock_sendmsg() to send from an embedded kernel module.
    Throughput is a big concern.

    Does sock_sendmsg() only return AFTER transmitting the data?

    Or, does it copy the data to a buffer, and return immediately (PREFERRED!!) ?

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